Juventus and Udinese face at Juventus Stadium, in a match for this phase of the Coppa Italia (8th Finals). The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 matches won 4 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 15-12- 2019, for Serie A, Juventus won by (3‑1). Cristiano Ronaldo (9 ‘e 37’) and L. Bonucci (45 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Juventus, and I. Pussetto (90’), for Udinese. Udinese presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this match the home factor may be decisive.
The house team plays its first game in this edition of Coppa Italia with the intention of taking advantage of the house factor to conquer a positive result. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it records 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. The team arrives at this match after a victory away with Roma by (1-2). In the last 10 games played at home for all competitions, Juventus won 8, drew 1 and lost 1. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he always scored at least one goal in the last 10 games. This is a team that usually scores many times first: he opened the scoring in 13 of his last 15 games, of these 13 he came to rest in advantage in 4 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 10.
Juventus comes motivated to this match, after a great victory against Roma, by 1-2, adding the second consecutive victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Demiral and Cristiano Ronaldo. In this match against Udinese, for the Italian Cup, coach Maurizio Sarri should benefit the maintenance of the possession of the ball and the organized attacks: Ramsey and Pjanic are the great creators of the offensive process. Cristiano Ronaldo is the best local scorer in this competition, with 16 goals scored. For this game, the house coach cannot count on Khedira and Chiellini, both with physical problems.
The visiting team reaches this stage of Coppa Italia (8th Finals) after having played previous qualifiers with: Bologna and Südtirol. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for Serie A, he won Sassuolo at home by (3‑0). In its last 10 away matches Udinese records 3 wins, 1 draw and 6 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback.
Udinese is motivated for this match, after the 3-0 victory against Sassuolo, adding the third consecutive victory in the Italian championship: the goals were scored by Sema, Rodrigo de Paul and Okaka. To reach this stage of the Italian Cup, visitors eliminated South Tyrol and Bologna. Coach Luca Gotti should organize the team in a 3-5-2, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks, better looking for space in the opponent’s back. Kevin Lasagna is Udinese’s top scorer in official games, with 5 goals. All players are available for this game.